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Red itchy patch on arms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Practicing since : 2005
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User :   hi, I couple of itchy patches on my arm which appear during summer. I have tried couple of creams they vanish but come back again. Any solutions?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
User :   hi Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   could you describe the patches in detail?
User :   these are white with little grains like structure .. small patched about half an inch in diameter
User :   they are dry and a little itchy when exposed to sun
Doctor :   ok, do these grain like structures have fluid inside them? or are they dry?
User :   dry
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   is there redness associated?
User :   i am new to this system, is there a way to show picture to you?
Doctor :   what creams have you tried for them?
User :   no
User :   Aveeno (anti itch)
Doctor :   yes you can show a picture to me. send it to
User :   will it go to you? or is that a generic email box
Doctor :   it will come to me, you can write 'for in subject line for me to identify it
User :   ok ..
User :   what do you suggest? I have a total of on left hand and couple of right hand on the side of the elbow
User :   Where are you based out of? Are you based in India? cause I am in delhi right now.
Doctor :   have you sent? let me have a look at it. please give me a moment
User :   no ... it will take couple of minutes.
Doctor :   ok. tel me when you have sent it
Doctor :   I am based in Bangalore
Doctor :   since when are you having this problem?
Doctor :   was a allergen patch test done to identify the cause?
User :   no
User :   appears in summer during extreme heat .. thought it was prickly heat
Doctor :   ok. are these areas exposed to the summer sun?
User :   yes sometimes .. when i am driving
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do the exposed areas have more severity?
User :   nope
User :   i am running out time .. if i send you the picture can you respond over email?
Doctor :   yes i will respond back to you.
Doctor :   please confirm your contact details for the same
User :   is there a doctore from this network in delhi that i can visit?
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes i will give you the link
Doctor :   do not close this window
Doctor :
User :   i am going to be end of this month .. can i see you ? how do i get appointment with you?
Doctor :   visit this link for locating dermatologist i
Doctor :   if you are coming to bangalore
Doctor :   you can fix appointment with Dr. XXXXXXXX Batra in
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